Chelmsford City Council

Approved masterplans

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The masterplans listed below have all been through the consultation process and have been approved by the Cabinet.

The masterplans feature detailed information and are large in size. You may find it easier to download and view these documents on a desktop computer, rather than on a smartphone or tablet.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Essex Housing, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 7 June 2022.

You can download the St Peters Masterplan.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Crest Nicholson, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 26 January 2021.

You can download the West Chelmsford Masterplan.

The developer submitted an outline planning application for the site in August 2021, which includes:

  • up to 880 new homes (all matters reserved except access)
  • primary school with co-located early years and childcare nursery
  • travelling showpersons site for five serviced plots
  • sports facilities including a pavilion/community centre
  • neighbourhood centre (including retail, community, healthcare, office and residential uses)
  • landscaping and habitat creation
  • public open space and play facilities
  • roads and infrastructure
  • a detailed scheme in the south east corner for Phase 1A for 177 houses, plus associated roads, parking and infrastructure (Landscaping reserved for Phase 1A)

You can view the planning application for 21/01545/OUT.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Hopkins Homes, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 16 November 2021.

You can download East Chelmsford (Manor Farm) Masterplan.

The site forms one of the four Strategic Growth Sites, which make up the East Chelmsford allocation in the new Local Plan. The other three Strategic Growth Sites 3b-3d, promoted by a separate developer, also have an approved masterplan.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Redrow Homes, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 8 June 2021.

The sites form three of the four Strategic Growth Sites, which make up the East Chelmsford allocation in the new Local Plan. The fourth Strategic Growth Site 3a, Manor Farm, is being developed by a separate site promoter.

You can download the East Chelmsford (Maldon Road) Masterplan.

The developer submitted a hybrid planning application for the sites in July 2021, which includes:

  • (i) residential development including affordable housing provision, public open space, landscaping, drainage infrastructure and all associated ancillary development (full)
  • (ii) up to 5,000 sqm of commercial floorspace, provision of day care nursery, serviced self-build plots and safeguarded land for extension to Sandon park and ride (outline with all matters reserved, except for means of access from Maldon Road and Molrams Lane)

The developer submitted applications under 21/01252/FUL and 21/01251/OUT in July 2021, but withdrew them in December 2021, following discussions with us.

Redrow Homes submitted a hybrid planning application (part full and part outline) in May 2022. This follows the withdrawal of the application in December 2021.

The development is for: 

  • residential development of 165 dwellings including affordable housing provision, public open space, landscaping, drainage, infrastructure and all associated ancillary development (full)
  • up to 5,000sq.m of commercial floorspace, provision of day care nursery, 9 serviced self-build plots and safeguarded land for extension to Sandon Park and Ride (outline with all matters reserved except for means of access from Maldon Road and Molrams Lane)  

We are currently considering the Redrow Homes application. 

You can view the applications under 22/00916/FUL and 22/00916/OUT.

You can also read our explainer about what is and is not happening with the site.

We are aware that there have been ongoing issues in downloading the documents for these applications and have been working on fixing the problem. We have therefore extended the consultation period until Wednesday 10 August 2022.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Bloor Homes, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 8 September 2020, subject to conditions.

You can download the Broomfield Masterplan, which incorporates amendments in response to the conditions from Cabinet. 

The developer submitted planning applications for the site in December 2020 and April 2021, which include:

  • residential development of up to 550 dwellings, local centre, open space and associated infrastructure
  • formation of new link road between Woodhouse Lane and Broomfield Hospital

You can view the relevant applications under 20/02064/OUT and 21/00881/FUL.

 

Change to numbering

On 27 May 2020, we adopted the Chelmsford Local Plan (2013 to 2036). 

In the final version if the Local Plan, we had to change the numbering and formatting. This meant we needed to change how we refer to some of the allocation sites, including this site. It was known as Growth Site Policy 6, but it is now Growth Site Policy 8.

This masterplan, which was submitted by Countryside Properties, Essex County Council Property and Bellway/Speakman, was approved at the Cabinet meeting of 2 March 2021.

You can download the SWF Masterplan

Countryside Properties submitted a hybrid planning application (part full and part outline) for the site in October 2021 for the following:

1. Outline application with all matters reserved for residential development of:

  • up to 1,020 homes
  • up to 88 bedroom units of residential care use (Class C2)
  • up to 1,100 sq m (GEA or gross external area) neighbourhood centre (Class E) including a multi-purpose community centre
  • up to 1,200 (GEA) of business floorspace (Class E)
  • a 2fe primary school and two 56 place early years facilities
  • 5 serviced plots for travelling showpeople
  • landscaping
  • strategic and local open space and associated buildings and structures
  • all associated highway infrastructure, pedestrian, cycle and bridleway routes (including partial extinguishment of Bridleway 25)
  • vehicular and cycle parking
  • drainage works
  • ground reprofiling
  • demolition of existing building
  • all associated ancillary works including services and utilities

2. Full application for the principal means of vehicular access to the site, the initial phase of on-site highway works, strategic ground reprofiling, strategic surface water attenuation, and strategic foul drainage. 

We are currently considering the Countryside application.

Belllway Homes submitted an outline planning application for the site in May 2022 for the following:

  • outline application with all matters reserved (except for access) for up to 200 residential dwellings
  • open space (including allotments, children's play facilities and sustainable drainage features) 
  • pedestrian, cycle and bridleway routes
  • vehicle accesses
  • internal roads
  • associated infrastructure 

We are currently considering the Bellway application.

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Last updated: 19 July 2022

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